Jay Smooth – Glory (Mitt Romney Remix)

Jay Smooth is just brilliant.

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Posted on February 16th, 2012

Jay Smooth on “Occupy Wall Street”

Jay articulates the OWS movement better than I ever have. Especially with the 3 Card Molly analogy. Educate yourself.

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Posted on October 20th, 2011

Rick Perry & Superman

First seen at the homie Khal’s “RTD“, I felt inclined to post this after watching a few of the GOP debates. Not sure what’s gonna happen in 2012 but Jay Smooth sure exposes this dude with great humor and political relevance.

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Posted on September 15th, 2011

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

The ReIntro Part 2 ends my two-part mix for my fellow lovers of hip-hop who are hesitant to give the new generation of MCs, DJs, and producers an open ear (much less heart).  Like many of us who grew up on this culture, we’ve been scorned. We see the art being substituted for commerce. Our exclusive “club” of friends and associates who you recognized loved hip-hop because of the way they nodded their head is now accessible to your grandparents and other unrecognizables. My effort here is to let my circle of influencers, my 5%ers, know that the music we love is well and strong. The quality is now in the minority but the impact is no less effective.  While Part 1 focused on earning your respect and was a subtle, approachable blend; Part 2 pushes the listener to engage in the lyrics and beats like we did when we walked the streets with headphones or in our rooms with speakers on blast.  Partake!  Tracklisting after the jump.

The ReIntro Part 2 – DJ Franchise

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The ReIntro Part 1 – DJ Franchise

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Posted on December 10th, 2010

The Anthology of Rap (book)

Yale University just published a book called “The Anthology of Rap”. It doesn’t perpetuate itself as the definition of hip-hop or definitive collection of greatest lyrics  ever.  It is simply an anthology, a collection of works with a similar theme, genre, or style. As you can expect any non-hip-hop entity that is trying to “study” the culture or its work, is going to objectify, analyze and study it and more than likely have more than a few errors in the book.  For those that are fans of Juan Epstein, its the classic debate Cipha and Peter. Cipha lives and embodies hip-hop, while Peter is a fan and student of the culture. I believe Ivan that the book was given a lot credible attention to detail and respected the art. I also find Jay Smooth account of the book’s errors entertaining.  I am not mad that the book was made, matter of fact, I am glad hip-hop nerds have some academic material to scrutinize.  I just ask for people not to label it something it wasn’t meant to be.  That’s all. Salute to Yale University, Ivan, and Jay.

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Posted on November 15th, 2010

Jay Smooth: On Haiti

Our most credible hip-hop reporter, Jay Smooth, comments on the devastation in and reaction to Haiti. Its really a horrible event. Personally, I feel if I can vote and donate to Obama who is asking for more $ for the war, I can put my effort and money to people of Haiti. I think there is also a resonating guilt that I didn’t do enough when the levees broke in New Orleans which provokes me to give. These natural disasters are worsened when poor countries or areas don’t have the physical or governmental structure to withstand a disaster like this. So those of us with resources should give. I gave some money to Wyclef’s organization but now I am hearing that might not have been the best organization to give it to.

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Posted on January 15th, 2010

Jay Smooth – You’ve lost that Beefing feeling

Most of you know that Beanie Sigel has taken to the airwaves and internets to promote his issues with Jay-Z. I have had many discussions with friends online and in-person about this issue. Basically, I agree w/ Jay on 90% of his points. Don’t agree w/ his last request but you can tell me what you think for yourself.

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Posted on November 24th, 2009

East Coast Cats & Christopher St. Boys – Jay Smooth

You have to love the internets. Larry Johnson (of the KC Chiefs) makes a very dumb mistake on Twitter and Jay Smooth catches him. I love it when hip-hop proves it intellect versus having to defend it. Did I ever tell you that Jay Smooth is becoming a personal hero if mine? partake!

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Posted on October 28th, 2009

Jay Smooth on Roman Polanski (pause)

Had to take that title from NR. It was a classic, eskay! I think Jay brings up some great points to this Polanski event. I kinda have to side with Jay on this one.  Smart hip-hop FTW!

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Posted on October 7th, 2009

Jay Smooth – Rae, Joe & Civility

You know this whole Joe/Rae thing really has hurt my excitement for both the Slaughterhouse and OB4CL2 projects. Up until last weekend, I was ready to rush to get the Slaughterhouse album but Joe’s f*ckery made me less excited (ll). The homie Khal mentioned that Joe maybe pulling off some Andy Kaufman type publicity stunts. I can see that but not sure Joe is that aware. But Jay, puts a cool spin in the end that makes my recent conversation with a friend about all this retarded talk around Health care on CNN make more sense.

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Posted on August 13th, 2009